Christie’s Bakery

Pastry  – Tearoom

Rue de Hesse, 4

Opening : August 2019

80 m2

Olga Johnson-Tunova swapped the world of finance for that of pastry-making in Geneva. What started out as a simple passion shared with her daughter quickly turned into a flourishing business called Christie’s Bakery. Trained at the Institut Paul Bocuse and the École de Cuisine Alain Ducasse, Olga offers a selection of delights ranging from Anglo-Saxon classics to Ukrainian culinary traditions, not forgetting her fabulous personalised cakes.

Interior architecture and design :
Cécile Morel 

The transformation of the first Christie’s Bakery we designed was incredible. We transformed a dark and dreary former hairdressing salon into a patisserie-tearoom bursting with life and light.

We took charge of the whole process, from applying for planning permission, creating the design concept, tendering, managing the schedule and controlling costs, right through to supervising the work.

The listed building was our starting point, and we drew inspiration from its architecture to create a concept with a classic feel, reminiscent of the Haussmann buildings in Paris.

Olga was keen to create an atmosphere reminiscent of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, a fairytale world of velvet and cupcakes, and a Baby Dior-style décor (a boutique we had just completed in Geneva).

We drew inspiration from British tea rooms to create the world of Christie’s Bakery. The wooden floors, mouldings and velvet banquettes create an elegant atmosphere. The art deco lighting adds a touch of sophistication. The décor subtly blends white marble, powdered tones and gold accents, while flowers bring freshness and delicacy to the whole space.

Clients :
Olga Johnson-Tunova

Photos :
Nathalia Guimaraes

Client recommendation :
« I highly recommend Cecile to work on any challenging project. She realized 2 tea rooms in Geneva for my company Christie’s bakery. All our visitors comment on the great design and professional work.  She is very attentive to details, knows well all required documentation and will create for you a beautiful project. »

Olga Johnson
Christie’s Bakery